Lloyd’s Won the Excellence in Demolition Award for the Wolf Ridge ELC MAC Lodge Project!

This article is being posted as a followup to a previous post on the Wolf Ridge ELC Demolition team at Lloyd's Construction Services. In the previous article it was mentioned that the family would be flying to Texas for the National Demolition Association meeting where they were 1 of 3 contractors nominated for the "Excellence in Demolition" award for their work on the Wolf Ridge ELC MAC Lodge. We are all very happy to report that they WON! Below is the article that will be appearing in Demolition Magazine about the project. John and Stephanie Lloyd accepting the Excellence in Demolition award Pete Smerud, the executive director of Wolf Ridge Environmental Learning Center, was told by three contractors that it couldn’t be done. The challenge: Revamp Wolf Ridge’s land, facilities and curriculum, while also satisfying the rigorous requirements of Living Building Challenge (LBC). To do so, every phase of the project — including demolition of the standing facilities — had to be as environmentally sustainable as possible. Each year, Wolf Ridge engages over 13,000 students, teachers and parents from more than 185 schools in the upper Midwest in environmental awareness and education. The first environmental learning center to be accredited as a K-12 school, Wolf Ridge long ago established itself as an environmental education leader. The center is currently fundraising a $9.4-million campaign to improve and update its land and facilities. With the goals of innovation and continued leadership in mind, Smerud and the board of trustees decided it was not enough to simply meet LEED certification requirements for this project; [...]